Wendy L. Black, 59, of Dunkirk, died Saturday afternoon (Dec. 5, 2020) at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1961, in Westfield, the daughter of the late Charles P. and Lucille M. (Emery) Black.
A lifelong resident of the area, Wendy was a graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School with the class of 1979. She had been employed as a developmental assistant with OPWDD and was a member of Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church in Fredonia.
Wendy enjoyed doing crafts and decorating, especially for Christmas. She loved swimming and going to the lake with her dogs and spending time with her family and friends. From a young age, she volunteered in numerous church activities as a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible school teacher and as a Bible study leader. She also volunteered for Compeer and for Child Advocacy.
Survivors include one sister, Kathy L. Black of Lackawanna; and one brother, Paul D. Black of Westfield.
Following the guidelines and protocols administered by the governor of New York, family and friends may call from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Following the calling hours a memorial service will be held one hour later at 7 p.m. in Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. The Rev. Jim LaBarr will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church.
Wendy Black was a beautiful person who we will greatly miss. She had a strong Christian faith and a very loving, giving spirit. We do enjoyed getting together with her and sharing memories and experiences. We know that she is now resting in the arms of Jesus her Lord and enjoying the company of those she loved.